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it was based on nothing but the president's policies. >> leon panetta said the pentagon did not have enough information to use military force when the u.s. consulate in been yazy was attacked. the obama administration is facing criticism that left ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans dead. david martin reports. >> reporter: two and a half hours after the attack began a drone was diverted to the consulate in benghazi. that plus a second unarmed drone dispatched four hours and 15 minutes later were the only military forces sent to the scene of the attack. commandos were dispatched from europe to sigonella, sicily. by the time they got there the attack in benghazi was over. leon panetta defended the response saying the situation on the ground was too confusing. >> you don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on, without having some real-time information about what's taking place. >> reporter: he said senior officers including general carter hamm and general martin dempsey all opposed military intervention. >> general hamm, general dempsey and i felt
. in a security warning from leon panetta. he says cyber threats are growing in the country. in what he calls a cyber-pearl harbor. last night leon panetta said attackers and russia, china and iran are attacking systems that guide transportation. >> the internet is open. it is hardly accessible, as it should be. but that also presents a new terrain for warfare. >> he says the pentagon is prepared to take action if america is threatened by a computer assault. 24 members of the air force national guard were able to reunite with their families. this after spending six months training soldiers. welcome home. tonight at 5:00 p.m. -- an inspiring story of a soldier to had to relearn how to be a doctor after a serious brain injury. is now training for a race to support wounded warriors 30 had to learn how to walk run and be a doctor again. his amazing journey coming up tonight at 5:00 p.m. and the nationals are facing a big hurdle. it is do or die time against the cardinals. adam caskey joins us from nationals park. fans will have to bundle up. >> ground game time we are talking temperatures in the
: that got a good laugh. one of the issues that leon panetta raises rating that is back not a good situation in. fact is that the 1 trillion of defense cuts the president calls for is beyond the sequestration. mrs. over 10 years. 100 billion per year. you still have a large defense department but what caught my eight year was sequestration it will not have been. that is not his call. that was a bold and unexpected statement. i want to get reaction from the former reagan defense secretary. what did you make of that? the president cannot wave a want to make it go way. >> i think it was a desperate effort to avoid having to explain the impact of cuts as leon panetta said the devastating. he had no a immediate response so it made no sense at all. it all have been in the absence of the agreement he cannot create by himself. >> day you wonder why the the end result was a timid response and the governor was only comfortable when it came to the economy? is that a fair rap? he is just not comfortable on foreign policy. >> i think he makes a decision oing into the debate this will be settled on what
. what defense secretary leon panetta is saying about the attack. very latest in a live report. ├║wa >>. >> gregg: welcome back. bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. one month away from election day. president obama taking some time off the campaign trail this weekend while governor romney is scheduled to speak at a campaign rally in battleground state of florida tonight. >> heather: a tour bus overturns in new jersey exit and 19 people were hurt including children. cause of the crash unclear. >> gregg: a firefight between turkey and syria continues for a fourth straight day today. it all began when a syrian border shell landed near a turkish village killing five civilians. turkey has been firing into syria every day since. >> heather: defense secretary leon panetta weighing in on the deadly attack in libya. he says that the u.s. is now investigating a potential new lead in the case. this as new questions arise about whether the obama administration could have done more to protect the four americans who were murdered in the terrorist attack. peter doocy has more from was
military analyst. general, it's a privilege to have you here, sir. leon panetta says we're doing a lot of monday morning quarterbacking. given all the assets we have elsewhere around the world. it does seem worthwhile to ask you what should have happened and when and what do you believe went wrong? >> the secretary of defense is correct we are doing quarterbacking. if they would tell us more we would quit our monday morning quarterbacking. he didn't have the awareness to commit forces, look he had the situational awareness that the embassy was being attacked -- the consulate was being attacked in benghazi and should have had aircraft over there as soon as possible. john mccain is correct, they didn't have an alert status. we still could have gotten airplanes were armed or not over the consulate annex within probably a couple hours. we should have done that. we didn't even try. we didn't do anything. that is the very disturbing thing. we should have had alert aircraft. first we should have had a global hawk over benghazi and tripoli on 9/11 the anniversary. they announced the day before
worse. now leon panetta the defense secretary, was asked about that. here's one of his responses. >> does the military foster a culture right now that tolerates sexual assault? >> as we learned from what happened at laclin air force base there is a power force that reflect society in general. >> it's not what is happening in society in general. does rape happen, of course it does but we have a particular problem with superior officers abusing their power that is in some ways unique to the military. don't try to displace blame on everybody else. i didn't like that quote at all from leon panetta. you talk about the air force base and we'll talk about it in a second with an expert. >> i guess i want them to know that as difficult as their experience has been, that we are going to learn from that. >> cenk: well, the question is will they? we'll talk about that in a second. one of the things that they have learned is to do public service announcements, but i'm not sure that this is the right way to go. here is one of them. >> as a service member it's your job to look out for your brot
. >> bret: while you mention that, play the sound bite from yesterday. leon panetta at a press conference. >> there is a lot of monday morning quarterbacking going on here. >> basic principle here. basic principle is that you don't deploy forces in to harm's way. without knowing what is going on. without having some real-time information about what is taking place. >> bret: now what sources are saying is they were on the ground with laser pointers making calls saying we need help. all you need to do is send in something. >> well -- >> c.i.a. operatives on the ground. >> the sound bite from leon panetta perhaps in anticipation of stories like jennifer's is an attempt to answer fred's question. okay? we thought about it. he implies but we didn't have good enough information to pull trigger. who the actual "we" making that decision is left unsaid. it is one i would think would have to go up to the president. but panetta isn't confirming that. >> how much better information do you need than watching it live? that is my question. by their own account, there is a drone over them. watching it un
panetta. did he say stand down -- >> bob: the c.i.a. -- >> eric: bob, i'm not saying that. leon panetta said he had the opportunity to send assets and he chose not to, because it violated the 24-hour rule. whatever 24-hour rule he had. >> dana: what leon panetta was saying there is a lot of monday morning quarterbacking going on, which is why we have the news media in our country. you seek out information and find out. the one thing strange, you were at the state department and the white house. if something like this was unfolding you wouldn't know about it within a few minutes. this is an hour's long situation. still, they don't send help after that time. boston idea that -- first, petraeus is the head of the c.i.a., the commander in iraq. and in afghanistan. >> dana: your point is? >> bob: the idea that somehow petraeus would leave his men unprotected is ridiculous. anybody who said i want to know who the intelligence sources are on the ground, number one. >> dana: so you are questioning the report? >> bob: absolutely. dead wrong. i can not believe after the military said the commande
, chris. >> chris: you certainly agree that if they were armed they could have, without as leon panetta said, sending more troops into harm's way could have been used to break up the attack? >> the drone assets that we have are remarkable and they save the lives of many, many americans, while we have been getting the bad guys and i look forward to discussing it with you further when i have the information and am able to share it with you. >> chris: senator portman, also on the armed services committee, what do you make of leon pan net who says in terms of the criticism we didn't send troops to break up the attack, you don't put more u.s. assets in harm's way until you have hard intelligence on the ground as to when they are getting into? >> chris, i have to tell you, i a member of the armed services committee and i appreciate what mark udall said about not politicizing this. this is not about politics, it is a huge national security issue that affects all of us and there was a shocking break down, operationally, not to have the security there in the first place and not to respond to the
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in the world of tomorrow. >> leon panetta says the united states is facing a possible cyber pearl harbor. he is pushing legislation that require new cyber security or the private sector. opponents say it would be a burden on business. many in the area will have to bundle up tonight and others may want to cover up their plans. >> that is right. freeze warning tonight. how cold will it get? upper-20's to around 30 to 32 degrees. a freeze warning in effect overnight. a frost advisory in the areas the southeast. if you're headed down to the , it will be chilly at nationals park, just about 50 at gametime and falling 40's.he the temperatures on saturday the upper-l be in 20's and lower-30's. warmer days are just around the corner. a real up and down seven-day forecast. two accused of brutally beating an elderly man face the judge. the space shuttle endeavor's flying days are over. >> and why zombies are roaming the streets of the district. s comin >> the suspects accused of brutally beating and 80-year-old man faced the judge today. police say the trio made off is cell phone and credit card. the
of defense, leon panetta thinks on his days in the u.s. army intelligence where he received the army accommodation metal. he chaired the house budget committee before moving on to be the director was office management budget. from there, president clinton tapped him to be white house chief of staff. as directer of central intelligence, leon pa panetta me many critical decisions, but more recently, one particularly outstanding, and a public contribution to the defense of the united states of america, and to our very own new york city. he oversaw the successful and daring mission that ended the life of one osama bin laden. [applause] thank you, mr. secretary. the persistence, courage, and tenacity required to accomplish this reminds me of a quote from president kennedy. let every nation know whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to sure the survival and the success of our liberties. as secretary panetta would later say, "no one attacks the united states and gets away with it." [applause] so sinc
in connection with that. it comes at the request of the u.s. that placed them on a watch list. leon panetta said there is a connection between the two and the attack but hasn't given any specifics. as questions mount over security at that consulate state department e-mails to cnn show a request for a plane from a different embassy in tripoli. jill dougherty has more. >> randi, this was an investigation from what's called a security support team. now, those are special forces, they are deployed all over the world in hot spots, very dangerous areas to protect u.s. diplomats. in this case, they were deployed at the u.s. embassy in tripoli, libya. now, they were asking the state department to continue to use a dc-3 plane. they say they wanted it to transport their personnel around the country and also for diplomatic business, but the state department turned them down. and the state department says by that time there were commercial flights available. so, there was no need to have this plane and there was no need, by the way, they are saying, to spend money on that plane, which is a factor. they also
with leon panetta with amid karzai . he claimed that the allied forces are not doing enough. now panetta said karzai should focus on what nato troops have done in sacrifice for helping his country. >> it would be helpful if the president would express his thanks for the sacrifices that were made by those who fought and died for afghanistan rather than critize . >> panetta offering up his thoughts in a trip to peru. he will head to brussels for the talks on the road ahead in afghanistan and continuing troop withdrawals. >>> and attackings by members of the afghan forces against the nato troops is raising concerns it has strained relations and serious lease undermined nato trust in afghan partners. oliver north is joiningugs near kabul, afghanian where he is embedded with special opposition forces. the insider attacks. >> these are young americans. >>> and killed more than 50 ally troops including 30 americans. what impact is that having on the front line there? >> uma, they continue to fight. and what we have seen in the ground and we have that for you here is a different story than what
. >>> and it could virtually paralyze the nation, defense secretary leon panetta is warning americans of a growing threat, a cyber attack by iran. >> a collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. >> defense officials tell nbc news that iran was behind a recent series of attempts to disable the websites to several major u.s. banks. now those attacks failed. but another iranian attack nearly shut down a saudi arabia oil company, experts say that type of attack should be a warning to the u.s. >> we don't have that type of security in the financial sector, the oil and gas sector, any of our critical infrastructures. >> leon panetta says that the industry must do more to combat those types of threats. >>> and tragedy on the tracks, we often hear about deadly accidents on our rails. in fact, there were two of them just last week. but how often is there trouble? we break down the numbers of accidents and deaths. >> reporter: we found that transit agencies spend millions every year to try to stop the tragedies. but the problem is not going away. in every one involved, from f
leon panetta but from the president. that is what people need to go after. >> exactly. the president hangs around in this country with people who hate the military, war and defending america up. he wants to go to jon stewart, las vegas, i get himself flattered with young people while soldiers and ambassadors are killed overseas. he is a despicable man in terms of being commander in chief. lou: thank you. more on the worsening scandal. with the "a team" next. 11 days. polls and polls. what happens if neither candidate may -- -- breaches the number of 270? the top stock. another bombshell from the "rolling stone" interview. is clear he is not content to just regulate but decide who gets paid what. steve forbes joins us next. things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinica
was transpiring over that entire duration of the incident. there is no way for leon panetta, the defense secretary, to sit there and say that did not know what was going on. >> remember the stories we heard that obama produced to kill in london until that last incident where hillary and panetta pushed and finally he went in. they have good intelligence each time. thisis the first time. they chose not act. >> 2008 president obama and candidate obama, if we get this guy in our process we will take the shot. the ticket. lou: and this time tragedy and heartbreakingly sell. very quickly to percent gdp growth. >> we're running at about half what it was three and a half years ago. the recovery began in june of 2009. a degree slope. and more of the same. how do we get out of this growth rate? and not seeing a change in washington d.c. unless we had a crisis. that is when you will see changed for. lou: thank you. appreciate you being with us. have a great weekend. up next, one of our viewers looking for david patraeus. is he with the cia? we will be right back. john is 42. mortgage. married. two great kids
. that is th direction. not from leon panetta but from the president. that is what people need to go after. >> exactly. the presiden hangs around in this country with people who hate the military, war and defending america up. he wants to go to jon stewart, las vegas, i get himself flattered with young people while soldiers and ambassadors are killed overseas. he is a despicable man in terms of being commander in chief. lou: thank you. more on the worsening scandal. with the "a team"ext. 11 days. polls and polls. what happens if neither candidate may -- -- breaches the number of 20? the top stock. another bombshell from the "rolling stone" interview. is clear he is not content is clear he is not content to just regulate you see us, at the start of the day. on the company phone list that's a few names longer. you see us bank on busier highways. on once empty fields. everyday you see all the ways all of us at us bank are helping grow our economy. lending more so companies and communities can expand, grow stronger and get back to work. everyday you see all of us serving you, around the count
strategy unveiled this month by defense secretary leon panetta makes it clear the u.s. military will take preemptive action if it detects a potential cyber attack that would kill americans or devastate american infrastructure. the aim is to make the threat of counterattack a powerful deterrent. is this the right cyber strategy for america? here with answers is irving la- chow the director of the program on u.s. national security in the information age at the the cent for new american security. irving welcome to the program. >> thank you very much. >> what's the importance of this statement especially at this time? >> i think secretary panetta had two goals in mind in issuing the statement. the first is a message to the adversaries around the world that the united states has the means and the will to defend itself. to take action if necessary, including preemptive action, and to respond if it should need to including by using cyber means. i think secretary panetta also intended this to spur congress to pass a cyber legislation that is potentially going to be reintroduced next month by sena
official. leon panetta says we are facing the threat of a possible cyber pearl harbor, in which foreign computer hackers take control of the power grid, transportation and financial network. a hostile group could derail a passenger train that's loaded with lethal chemicals. >>> investigators in colorado are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect in the kidnapping of jessica ridgeway. what is believed to be the little girl's body was discovered not far from where she disappeared just a week ago. positive identification has been made more difficult by the fact that parts of the body are missing. >>> and the first suit has now been filed in the deadly meningitis outbreak. a minnesota woman who may have gotten the tainted steroids is suing the drugmaker. the death toll has risen to 14. and officials fear it could go even higher. there's now 170 confirmed cases. federal health experts are warning people who have gotten those shots that they should be on the lockout for symptoms over the next couple of months. >>> the nobel peace prize will be announced in the next hour in oslo,
leon panetta talked about the role of the defense department in protecting the nation's critical infrastructure from cyber security threats. he spoke from new york city. he urged congress to pass the cyber security bill that was brought in august from the senate. this is about 40 minutes. >> frank -- five words -- you deserve to be here. ladies and gentlemen, it is my great pleasure and high honor to introduce one of the most talented, reverse the talk, and experienced leaders in american government. he served our country by meeting the extraordinary challenges of our time. leon panetta things back on his days as a first lieutenant in the u.s. army intelligence. he received a medal. as a member of congress, he chaired the house legislature committee before moving on to the director of a budget. from there president clinton tapped him to become the white house chief of staff. as director of central intelligence, leon panetta made many critical decisions. he made a very public contribution to the united states of america and to our very own new york city. he oversaw this daring mis
call. >> these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. >> a cyber pearl harbor. leon panetta pledging tough pentagon action in response to these potential cyber attacks targeting critical u.s. control systems. eamon javers life from washington next on what it could cost corporate america. >>> and then later, is amazon's billionaire founder and ceo on to something huge? confirming the online retailer says its kindle e-readers get sold at cost, but it actually profits from the subsequent online sales connected to them. we're going to debate the merits of this kind of business model in the back half of the show. >>> also ahead, wouldn't it be cool to be larry ellison just for a day? the third richest man in america who just bought an entire hawaiian island hinting to maria just a few weeks ago about what could be his next acquisition target. wait until you hear what he's set his sights on. work. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaur
" will join us next. up next, we need spies for this one, too. defense secretary leon panetta says america will be attacked. a cyber pearl harbor right out of the movie, derailing passenger trains and contaminating the water supply and shutting down the character. they want legislation and i'll tell you, when liberals want legislation, business beware, but we will cover the cyber threat on kudlow. a ash management system and the world's only tridion safety cell which can withstand over three and a half tons. small in size. big on safety. which can withstand over three and a half tons. when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. hahahaha! hooohooo, hahaha! this is awesome! folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. i'd say happier t
, everyone, fox news alert. leon panetta weighing in on the consulate attack in libya moments ago. >> we're doing everything possible to make sure that we go after those who were involved in the attack in libya. as the president has said. our goal is to make sure that we bring those involved to justice. >> we'll bring you any news on libya that happens and meanwhile, the deadly meningitis outbreak is spreading across our country. health officials say 47 people now infected in at least seven states, tennessee, virginia, maryland, florida, north carolina, indiana and now michigan. and five people dead so far from the bacterial infection tied to steroid shots made maya specialty pharmacy in massachusetts. the product recalled. more headlines 30 minutes away. and now back to bulls and bears only on fox. >> here is a history breaking number that's breaking our pocket books. gas prices are on track to close at a record high for the year and consumers are getting squeezed. the white house saying tapping our emergency oil reserve is on the table. but some lawmakers urging the president to shelf
sparking serious fears this could explode into a regional conflict. leon panetta expressed his concern. the first strikes began on wednesday when suspected syrian government started shelling and the shells killed five turkish citizens. >>> american antiwar activists are joining thousands protests against u.s. drone strikes and the motorcade traveling to the region is a frequent target. the protesters making the journey despite reported threats of attacks from the pakistan. >> taliban. the u.s. maintains the drone strikes are aimed at militants. pakistan complains that they kil civilians. >> the future of venezuela being determined as we speak. hugo chavez, a critic of the u.s., his opponent is mounting the most serious challenge ever to chavez's 14-year rule. >>> steve has the latest live from miami. is it finally good-bye chavez? >> it's really tough to call but this is, as you said, the most serious challenge to hugo chavez. he's been in power 13 years. he wants six more but there's a lot of negatives this time for chavez. for one, venezuela has the highest inflation rate in the regi
into serbia. the shells landed very close to a border town. leon panetta described his concern about this recent development. 100 people have been killed in the violence across syria today. >>> the second round of debates gets under way this week, but it won't be the men on the top of the tickets, it's the vice presidential candidates on the stage this thursday. cnn's political editor paul steinhauser is here with each side's strategy. >> hey, fred. foreign policies in the campaign spotlight tomorrow when mitt romney gives what his team is billing as a big speech at the virginia military institute which happens to be in a crucial battleground state. we may hear romney criticize the president over last month's killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya. >> we face a time when there is item u tumult in the middle east and other parts of america and people are asking, where is the president? president obama is in another crucial swing state, ohio. both candidates will profile seizure gats this week. former president clinton teams up with mr. obama at a fundraiser tonight in california. two
of peace and democracy of human rights in europe. >>> leon panetta says the u.s. is becoming -- transportation system and financial networks. last night, he painted a dire picture. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. >> the lebanese militant group hezbollah is claiming a drone that was shot into israel calling it an unprecedented achievement. >>> the obama administration is calling an international criminal group clearing the way to seize criminal profits from the gang. scientists say they discovered a planet twice the size of eartha is made largely of diamond. it is encircling a nearby star every 18 hours. here is your first look at a dish of scrambled politics. the debate between paul ryan and joe biden. president kennedy got a surprise mention with joe biden's sarcastic outburst, now you're jack kennedy sparking the tweets at 58,000 per minute. the debate continued. massive questions on a crucial issue. luckily, brian williams was able to clear up the issue a
and human rights in europe. defense secretary leon panetta warns the u.s. is becoming increasingly vulnerable to foreign cyber attacks that could dismantle the nation's power grid, transportation system and financial networks. last night he painted a dire picture. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. >>> the lebanese militant group hezbollah is claiming ownership of an iran-designed drone that was shot down 35 miles into israel last weekend calling it an unprecedented achievement. >>> political mixed message. a search on google images with the phrases "completely wrong" brings up lots of mitt romney photos. google says there is no partisan politics here. romney used the phrase last week about his 47% comment. that's why. >>> and scientists say they've discovered a planet twice the size of earth that's largely made by diamonds. it encircles a nearby star every 18 hours. >>> well, one of the stories trending on nbcnews.com has to do with past winners of the nobel prize.
his department is better equipped to deal with cyber threats. leon panetta has revealed military programmers made advances that make it easier to track down hackers. panetta warned of the damage cyberattacks against infrastructure such as water or power plants or transportation systems could cause. he says his department has developed the capability to locate perpetrators even before they strike. >> over the last two years, d.o.d. has made significant investments in forensics to address this problem of attribution. and we're seeing the returns on that investment. >> panetta says a cyberplot by a nation or extremist group could be as destructive as the 9/11 attacks and could paralyze the u.s. the secretary expressed concern about the cyber capabilities of china, russia, and iran. he says the government and private sector must share information in order for the military to defend the nation's networks and interests more effectively. >>> a memorial ceremony was held on a friday in indonesia to mark the tenth anniversary of the terrorist bombing on the island that left more than 200
: it is predicted that cyber space will be the world's next big battlefield. but defense secretary leon panetta warned that the threat of a defense cyber attack against america is already here. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. >> reporter: panetta warned that cyber attackers have tried to shut down america's critical infrastructure, power, water, transportation and major financial institutions. >> such a destructive cyber terrorist attack could virtually paralyze the nation. >> reporter: while russia and china are prime suspects, for the first time u.s. officials blame iran for the recent jump in cyber attacks. officials tell them iran was behind the recent attempts to disable the website to several u.s. banks. those attacks failed, but another attack nearly shut down saudi arabia's oil production. using a website, they destroyed 30,000 computers. experts say this complex attack should be a warning to the u.s. >> we do not have the proper level of security within the financial sector or the oil and gas sector, or any of our critical oil structure
across its border. defense secretary leon panetta recently addressed those concerns. >> whether or not that conflict begins to extend into the neighboring countries such as turkey remains to be seen, but now that there are exchanges of fire between these two countries raises additional concerns that this conflict could broaden. >> syria's civil war continues to rage even as panetta says the u.s. is using diplomatic channels to try to keep the unrest from spreading. >>> infighting this weekend. a historic mosque went up in flames. >> now the latest on the young ak tctivist who has captivated americans. she's making slow and steady progress. on tuesday she was shot in the head by militant gunmen who were furious that she defied them to get an education just to go to school. cnn's reza sayaha with more from pakistan. >> reporter: a police chief in a district one hour south of where malala was shot, calling them suspects but it's not clear how they were linked to this incident. in the mean teen malala still in critical condition in a leading military hospital, doctors say they're st
said she met with president obama saying she cried on his shoulder and leon panetta held her face in his hands and said they would tell her the truth and she's saying the government is lying. >> there are only two explanations. one is that there's a coverup going on for political reasons and i think that's a view that's increasingly widespread among the american people. the other is ideology prevents the president even to this day and many in his administration from processing reality from seeing anything that's different different from their world view. it's not that the intelligence is not coming in. it's there there's a screen over their consciousness. they can't understand what is actually happening in libya and the threats we face. i find that more disturbing than a coverup. at least with a coverup, they know the true. if it's ideology we're in danger if the president gets a second term. >> you have served in the state department and advised mr. romney. what happens in these situations? apparently there was a drone that was at one point sent to the consulate, they're watching
of the grand canyon. >> i want to know if leon panetta was the one that said standown. >> did he really need an intelligence assessment to know that a post gadhafi situation wasn't dangerous. >> jennifer: joining us now is ethan chorin. in 2004 ethan was one of the first american diplomats to reestablish relations with tiply. his latest book "exit the colonel: the hidden history of the libyan revolution" was released this week. welcome inside "the war room." >> thanks for having me. >> jennifer: you have such an intense experience in libya, i'm wondering what is the biggest misconception about libya that you have heard in this election? >> i think part of the problem is that libya has been so unknown for so long that there's a huge void in to which people are projecting all kinds of thoughts and emotions, and basically, i think the obama -- the way that the obama administration has handled libya has been nothing short of brilliant. >> jennifer: why do you say that? >> he dared back in 2009 with the new beginning speech in cairo, to change the status quo. he was proba
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